Don’t Be a Passive News Consumer
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Post No.: 0064   Furrywisepuppy says:   Don’t be a passive news consumer – actively critique everything you read, see or hear, rather than take things at face value as if the words of journalists, scientists or whoever are ‘indisputable … Read More

I’ve Got Rules Regarding Offence, I Count Them
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Post No.: 0063   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I absolutely agree with being polite but I don’t personally care for ‘manners’ that only function as an attempt to denote ‘class’ e.g. which fork and knife to use for which meal course … Read More

Giving In to Nagging, Whining or Begging
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Post No.: 0062   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you ever give in to your child’s demands for unhealthy (or less healthful) snacks or drinks or anything else you don’t want them to have, especially after saying, “No” to them a … Read More

Some Positive and Negative Mental Habits We Do
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Post No.: 0061   Furrywisepuppy says:   Continuing from Post No.: 0037 on our quest in understanding that happiness can be trained – some positive mental habits include self-compassion (which is like self-esteem but without the risk of narcissism or … Read More

Climate Change Denial Via the Lens of Psychology
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Post No.: 0060   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Human-accelerated climate change is slow and isn’t something anyone has any complete and unequivocal personal experience of in their own single lifetime (in the sense that it’s not like e.g. recognising day and … Read More

Clarifying Empathy and Compassion
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Post No.: 0059   Furrywisepuppy says:   Empathy could be the key to peace and harmony. A lack of empathy is associated with prejudice, aggression, bullying, rape and abusive parenting, to name just a few things that are generally undesirable … Read More

My Own Experiences With Depression as an Adolescent
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Post No.: 0058   This is another more personal post. I will more or less follow this post on from the last personal one I wrote for Post No.: 0025.   So my father wasn’t the best father I could’ve … Read More

The Cognitive Processes of ‘System One’ and ‘System Two’
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Post No.: 0057   Furrywisepuppy says:   In the context of psychology, and first coined by behavioural economists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky – ‘system one’ (or ‘type one’) processes describe our fast, automatic and effortless subconscious or unconscious instincts … Read More

How Come Robots Can Currently Beat Us at Go But Not at Football?
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Post No.: 0056   Furrywisepuppy says:   As of posting, we can build artificial intelligences that can beat the best of the known natural intelligences fairly and consistently at intellectual games like Go, chess or Jeopardy! yet we cannot currently … Read More

We’re Not Compensating Nature Enough For the Things We Buy
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Post No.: 0055   Furrywisepuppy says:   Market prices for goods usually seriously undervalue the true costs of things to nature e.g. a barrel of Brent crude oil could be valued at around, say, $75, but really – how do … Read More

How Do Religions (and Other Cultural Memes) Spread?
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Post No.: 0054   Fluffystealthkitten says:   To clarify something first of all – memes in this context are any cultural elements that can be copied and passed on from individual-to-individual, analogously to how genes can be copied and passed … Read More

Nature Versus Nurture, Genes Versus Environment
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Post No.: 0053   Furrywisepuppy says:   The question of ‘nature versus nurture’ is a very common one, but it can be as pointless as asking whether the water or the tea leaves is or are more important in making … Read More

Summary Statistics Apply Only to The Sample Group as a Whole
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Post No.: 0052   Furrywisepuppy says:   Summary statistics (such as the mean (or the average), median (the ‘middle’ value) and mode (the most frequently occurring value)) based on a sample group – represent that sample group as a whole … Read More

Pacing and Spacing Out Your Learning Schedule
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Post No.: 0051   Furrywisepuppy says:   Cramming is not optimal (although it’s better than nothing if you’ve left it all too late! If so, use what time you have left to test your knowledge, not just read material). Cramming … Read More

You Can Fake It to Make It!
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Post No.: 0050   Furrywisepuppy says:   A key thing to understand about human psychology is that, because of the brain’s cognitive ‘associative machinery’ and the way it works with links and associations – correlation is intuitively treated the same … Read More

What We Want, If We Get Too Much of It, May Ultimately Destroy Us
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Post No.: 0049   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We need power to build and spread across the galaxy. But power corrupts and also allows destruction to be more easily carried out too. Power, allied with greed and selfishness, or at least … Read More

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